The Timeline

The Timeline
Genre Documentary
Created by NFL Films
NFL Network
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16
Original network NFL Network
Original release December 3, 2015 (2015-12-03) – Present (Present)

The Timeline is a documentary series developed by NFL Films and airs on NFL Network that documents select events of the National Football League.[1]


Season One

No. Title Event(s) Narrator Original air date
1 Favre Returns Brett Favre retiring as a Green Bay Packer in March 2008, only to un-retire a few months later to join the New York Jets, and then join the Packers' rival, the Minnesota Vikings, in 2009. Tim McGraw December 3, 2015[2]
2 Jersey Guys The New York Giants, after suffering losing seasons in the 1960s and early 1970s, move from New York City to East Rutherford, New Jersey in 1976 and become a winning team in the 1980s. Bon Jovi December 8, 2015[3]
3 A Tale of Two Cities: Part 1 The 49ers–Cowboys rivalry during the 1970s and 1980s, and the impact the two teams had on their respective cities. Sam Elliot & Jeremy Renner December 15, 2015[4]
4 A Tale of Two Cities: Part 2 The 49ers–Cowboys rivalry during the 1990s, when San Francisco and Dallas faced each other in the NFC Championship Game three consecutive times. Sam Elliot & Jeremy Renner December 19, 2015[5]
5 The Merger The war between the NFL and the American Football League, and the subsequent merger between the two rival leagues in 1970. Rich Eisen & James Brown December 24, 2015[6]
6 America's Game and the Iran Hostage Crisis The NFL during the Iran hostage crisis George Clooney December 26, 2015[7]

Season Two[8]

No. Title Event(s) Narrator Original air date
1 September 11th The NFL during and after the September 11 attacks. Mary McDonald-Lewis September 9, 2016
2 Last Day in LA The last regular season games of the Los Angeles Raiders and the Los Angeles Rams before they relocated to Oakland and St. Louis, respectively, after the 1994 season. William Fichtner September 14, 2016
3 Rebirth in New Orleans The New Orleans Saints and the city of New Orleans, from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to the re-opening of the Louisiana Superdome more than a year later. Clarke Peters September 21, 2016
4 Night of the Living Steelers The 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, as re-told by horror filmmaker George A. Romero. George A. Romero October 5, 2016
5 Peyton Manning's Summer School Quarterback Peyton Manning and the 2013 Denver Broncos setting several offensive records. Ed O'Neill October 12, 2016
6 0 and 26 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers losing their first ever 26 games. None November 23, 2016
7 There's Only One America's Team The Dallas Cowboys getting the nickname "America's Team". November 30, 2016
8 1984 Comeback The 1984 Miami Dolphins and their impact on the league. December 7, 2016
9 Lombardi's Redskins The 1969 Washington Redskins, the only season that Vince Lombardi coached for that team before he died of cancer just prior to the 1970 season. December 14, 2016
10 The Fog Bowl The Fog Bowl, the December 31, 1988 playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears. December 21, 2016


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